BRIT Awards 2013

For pop fans across the UK, it doesn’t get much bigger than the BRITs. This year’s ceremony was as lavish as ever and featured live performances from some of the biggest names of the past 12 months, including Muse and Mumford & Sons, comeback kings Justin Timberlake and Robbie Williams, and teen choices One Direction and Taylor Swift. Sadly, Taylor resisted dedicating ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ to Harry.

Of course, the smart money was always on Emeli Sandé to win ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ and ‘Best British Album’, but nobody predicted that singer-songwriter Ben Howard would match her haul, picking up awards for ‘British Breakthrough Act’ and ‘Best Male Solo Artist’. Elsewhere, 7digital favourite Frank Ocean scooped the prize for ‘Best International Male’ and One Direction were awarded the inaugural ‘Global Success’ award.

You can find out who won what, and preview and download music by all the nominees and performers below.

Official BRITs compilation

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    With just over a week to go ‘til the results are revealed, here’s the official compilation of the BRIT Awards 2013. Alongside not one but two contributions from award frontrunner Emeli Sandé, the album includes tracks by International Female nominees Rihanna and Lana Del Rey, International Male nominees Frank Ocean and Gotye, plus a plethora of British talent, including Mumford & Sons, Plan B, Jessie Ware and Critics’ Choice winner Tom Odell. We could continue to read you the tracklist but a) it’s three discs long and b) we’ve probably all got better things to do, haven’t we? As a rule of thumb, if it was big in Britain in 2012, it’s included here. Enjoy!


Mastercard British Album of the Year - Emeli Sandé - Our Version Of Events

British Male Solo Artist - Ben Howard
Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Plan B
Richard Hawley
British Female Solo Artist - Emeli Sandé
Amy Winehouse
Bat For Lashes
Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith
British Group - Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons
One Direction
The xx
British Breakthrough Act - Ben Howard
Ben Howard
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Rita Ora

British Single - Adele - 'Skyfall'

  International Male Solo Artist - Frank Ocean
Bruce Springsteen
Frank Ocean
Jack White
Michael Bublé
International Female Solo Artist - Lana Del Rey
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift
  International Group - The Black Keys
Alabama Shakes
The Black Keys
The Killers
The Script
British Live Act - Coldplay
Mumford & Sons
The Rolling Stones
The Vaccines
British Producer - Paul Epworth
Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth
Critics' Choice - Tom Odell
Laura Mvula
Tom Odell

Global Success - One Direction